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posted Feb 7, 2016, 5:41 AM by Yoshitaka Uchida Hokudai




 I want to update this blog a bit more frequently this year. There are a few come to me and say "I am looking forward to the update of your blog" so they motivate me a lot. There have been some Australian scientists and I got to talk with them a lot. In the world of scientists, we often collaborate with oversea scientists and we can do bigger scale research and we can promote our technologies across the world (and vice versa). However, the most important thing is to know what other scientists are doing. 

   One microbiologist from Australia is very unique and I would love to collaborate with him in near future, if possible. I managed to introduce my laboratory and my students to him and discussed the details of potential collaborative research. I was very impressed the wideness of his research area. I personally think that my area of science is broad enough in Japanese prospective but from him, I guess I am still within a narrow science area. 

   For example, I research soil DNA but am a bit reluctant to do RNA myself, to be honest. However, he kindly told me that I am just afraid of it and I should broaden my scientific area. Well, it is so true and I am really keen on further discuss the potential collaboration ideas with him. 

   The photo is nothing to do with today's article. I and my wife have just been to Hakata, Southern part of Japan to stay away from the snow.